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North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill

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North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & GrillNorth Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill
BA SCORE
86
very good

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

444 N Main St
Fort Bragg, California, 95437-3216
United States
phone: (707) 964-3400

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Reviews by Troyone:
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4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Located on the east side of route 1 there is not really much of a view of the beautiful area from the Taproom/Restaurant. Inside there is a nice bar area with a fireplace and a view of the brewery across the street. The restaurant area is in a different room and there is a spacious patio area.

All stainless steel tap nozzles, wood tables, chairs, bar, and bar cabinet along with the fireplace gives the place some character. Did not see the kitchen and the restroom was clean.

Service was friendly and knowledable, befriend your bartender.

All of the North Coast and ACME beers were available, no cask available today (two cask engines) or guest beers. Possible notables being the ACME beers and definite notables being the Old Rasputin I. Stout and Prangster. A local favorite is to (if I remember correctly) blend two thirds Old 38 Stout with one third Old Rasputin, evidently to get a pint size heavy Stout (by law).

The food was a disappointment even with others at the bar however one noted that the fish and chips were their specialty.

Beer was reasonable and food was expensive.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.12/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Hop-o-saurus
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

So this place is a bit on the pricey side but you really do get what you pay for. The location is amazing, situated just feet from the Pacific Ocean. The town of Fort Bragg has this strange sense of community and when I walked in to the brewery I felt that same sense of community. There were all different types of people and they were all friendly and quick to start a conversation. This brewery makes the best dark and malty bold beers that I've had.

Cheers

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Great beers...good food...average digs. We go to North Coast Brewery whenever we stay in Mendocino. It's worth the trip up. The place could use some updating but who really cares as long as the beer is cold and flowing? The food is generally a bit better than normal bar and grill grub. Thumbs up.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.2/5  rDev -42%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 1.5

Went back for my first return to North Coast in about 15 years. I wasn't wowed the first time, and the second time, was even worse.

Atmosphere outside is beautiful. It ain't bad inside. Restaurant area to the left, ridiculously priced gift shop straight ahead, old wooden pub area to the right.

Quality, eh, the beers are ok, very much stuck in the late 80s, English style versus American. Copycats. They definitely make some great beers, but rarely show any degree of experimentation or worthiness otherwise. And quality goes to things beyond just the beer, if it was just the beer, it would be a 4. Service, staff was decent, although they did forget and still charge for my girlfriend's lack of garlic fries she ordered. They also were quick to add the automatic tip on our party of six adults.

Selection? Terrible. They have one of those websites that sucks, claims to have all this barrel aged stuff on tap. Get there, nothing. None of the barrel aged stuff on tap (which is ok because its expensive, way better having regular rasputin).

Food? Terrible and expensive. Big on the deep fryer, small portions of not particularly good stuff.

Would not visit again on my own initiative (which this second trip was not). Don't eat here.

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North Coast Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill in Fort Bragg, CA
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.